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Beans thoran(dry curry with coconut)

Beans are one of my husbands favorite vegetable. Even I love beans infact I love all vegetables. Beans besides being tasty they are good for health. They provide enough fibre to our body. Remember always go for greens they give you good amount of iron, fibre and several other vitamins especially vitamin A. You can cook beans in several different ways. I saw many of the American families have Beans steam cooked and seasoned with some salt or pepper or just they allow it to sizzle on a frying pan after boiling and season some sesame seeds. Now stories apart coming to our recipe,
This recipe recommends boiling of beans if you are conscious about the nutrition you can directly fry them, it takes long though. But the boiled version tastes good. The taste of this thoran also depends on how thin you slice beans. Coming to recipe

Beans finely chopped 1 cup(250grms)
Onion finely chopped 1/4 cup
Green chili paste 1/4 tbsp
Fresh coconut grated 1/4 cup
Ginger garlic paste 1/2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Red chili powder 1/4 tbsp
Curry leafs few( optional)
Cumin seeds 1/2 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tbsp
Urad dal 1 tbsp
Chana dal 1 tbsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Sesame seed powder 1 tbsp
Add little water to beans that are places in microwave safe bowl and microwave for 5 min or you can pressure cook by adding 300ml of water to 250grms of beans for 3 whistles. After the beans are done flilter the water out. Now heat oil In a pan and add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, urad dal and Chana dal. Allow them to splatter. Then add curry leaf and onions and sauté until onions are transparent. Then add turmeric, ginger garlic paste, green chili paste and sauté till the raw flavor leaves out. Then add beans and mix well. Cook for 5 min under medium flame by adding salt. Then add red chili powder, grated coconut and sesame powder and mix well. Cook for 2 min under simmer and check for taste adjust salt or red chili power as per taste and turn of the stove. Now the super tasting beans thoran is ready to serve. You can enjoy this with rice or roti. Hope you like me recipe. Please come back for more recipes an bookmark my blog.


  1. delicious I make this without the dals
    looks wonderful

  2. Very healthy and tasty looking thoran.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. This is a new recipe fo me......Bookmarked.

  4. Flavourful delicious thoran,love it..

  5. my fav thoran....looks delicious..


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